Disrupting the continuum of violence against women and girls

[Brussels, 15 May 2018] Despite progress over the last decades on equality between women and men, there is not a single country in the world where women and girls are free from male violence, and there is not a single area in any woman’s life where she is not exposed to the threat or reality of acts of male violence. One in three women in the EU, or 62 million women, has experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15.

That is why the European Women’s Lobby created this factsheet. The content is based on the contribution of the experts of the EWL Observatory on violence against women. This is a unique structure established 20 years ago to bring together 35 women from frontline NGOs, academia, women’s organisations, all working at national and European level to end male violence against women and girls. The EWL Observatory on violence against women supports the advocacy work of the European Women’s Lobby membership throughout Europe.

You will find data, campaigns and stories that illustrate the reality of violence against women and girls in Europe today. There are many more inspiring examples of actions to end violence against women and girls, which could not all be included here. To find out more, get in contact and engage with EWL member organisations!

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